I need to make a decision. I have a late 2015 27 inch iMac 5K. It’s been a great computer but the spinning hard drive crashed. This actually happened back in the spring. I haven’t done anything about it up to this point.I was thinking to do the upgrade the SSD myself, or have an Apple store replace the hard drive.
But now Apple offers trade in value about $670 for this computer it looks like. So I was thinking about buying the new M1 MacBook Air for only about $300 or $400 out of pocket, after trade-in.
So the decision for me is several hundred dollars to replace the hard drive or an extra hundred or two to upgrade it to SSD. But it’s still a 2015 iMac.
Or, for about the same price have a brand new MacBook Air with the M1.
The other part is that I don’t have that much use for a home computer anymore. I have a computer at work, and I have other devices like a chrome book in my wife’s MacBook Pro. So, for me it’s more about getting the value out of the iMac that has been sitting idle since April when the hard drive crashed.
I guess I would also sell it straight up to a third-party, but I’m a little worried about the data contained on the crashed hard drive because I was not able to wipe it before it crashed.
Any thoughts or advice for me?